Private Project

Drag me away [day 113] Red

The film is a cinematic experimentation that deals with the impact the volume and speed of information have on how we relate as a society. It is a way to represent and communicate a state of mind – a feeling of anxiety, urgency, and exhaustion that seems to take over our body and contemporary thought. An extreme slowdown of layers of images results in an abstract painting made by moving documentary footage caught from a bus window.

  • Lili Doyle
  • Luciano Siqueira
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    300 EUR
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Director Biography - Lili Doyle

Lili Doyle (Rio de Janeiro, 1979) has worked in the art department since 2015, playing different roles as art director, set decorator, and props master. So far, she has participated in six feature films and three TV series. As a graphic designer and scenographer, Lili has designed more than 15 art exhibitions, including Angeli/Genial best exhibit winner of the HQMix award. She also created projects for events and artists like PopUp Jack Daniel's Rock Bar and Checkmate for Anitta. Drag Me Away is her first art project.

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Director Statement

I believe Art links you to the world and yourself. As an artist, I aim to connect through abstract visual narratives. Opposing the artists at the turn of the last century who started an abstract artistic path in search of a reduction in form, followed by so many others that chased the minimum. Today, in my view, abstraction results from the accumulation of a 24/7 hyper-digital society. If every action requires a reaction, how can we react to the overwhelming volume of data? My general feeling is a mix of urgency, anguish, and impotence as I intend my work to create a slowed-down space that allows reflection in the hope of a reaction.